Political Journalist. Knight-Wallace/Time Warner Fellow. Host of @TheJWordWCBN. @InsideElections Contributor. CNN vet. @MichiganDaily alum.

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Biography

Robert Yoon is a political journalist specializing in elections, debates, campaign finance, voting procedures, and the presidential nomination process. As CNN’s Director of Political Research, he covered five presidential campaign cycles and helped prepare eight different moderators for 30 presid...

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Nov 17, 2017

Names of some accused can be sung to WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE Harvey Weinstein, George Takei, Mark Halperin, Louie CK Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey, Steven F. Seagal Dustin Hoffman, Jeffrey Tambor, Al Franken, Matthew Weiner Tom Sizemore. Judge Roy Moore banned from Gadsden Mall

Nov 17, 2017

Photo was taken on 2006 USO trip that Franken says in his recent book helped him decide to run for U.S. Senate https://t.co/qpTkqDMp4G

Nov 16, 2017

Photo of Franken mock-groping a woman was taken during the 2006 USO tour which Franken says in his book “Giant of the Senate” helped him decide to run for U.S. Senate https://t.co/0pEBLvvarH

Nov 16, 2017

“USO tours are the best thing I’ve ever done.” — Sen. Al Franken in his book “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.” Franken was accused Thursday of groping a fellow USO performer in 2006 while she slept https://t.co/UpGTGPdY9h

Nov 15, 2017

How much does it irk the hard-working and serious-minded researchers at the Pew organizations that the first “Pew” to come up in a Twitter search is @pewdiepie? https://t.co/6z0K0p3h3d

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started my journalism career at CNN in essentially the same job I have now. I'm either very lucky or very unimaginative.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Usually to fill out pre-printed forms. I hated trying to line up the letters with the lines but loved all the cool noises they made

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Mike Donovan & Tony Leonetti from the original "V"

Emmy Award

2013 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2012 Election Night coverage -- "Election Night in America"

Emmy Award

2007 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2006 Election Night coverage -- "America Votes 2006"